Navistar reported fourth-quarter adjusted net loss of $38 million
or $0.46 per share, significantly narrower than $132 million or
$1.64 per share in the year-ago quarter. Also, the loss per share
was disappointing considering the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a
profit of $0.03. Revenues increased 9.3% year over year to $3.01
billion in the quarter, marginally missing the Zacks Consensus
Estimate of $3.03 billion. The company is poised to benefit from
product launches and cost-saving initiatives. However, we are
concerned about economic uncertainty in Brazil and strict EPA
regulations, which are likely to impact profitability. Thus, we
have maintained the Neutral recommendation on the stock.
Based in Illinois, Navistar International Corporation (NAV)
manufactures and markets International brand commercial and
military trucks, MaxxForce branded diesel engines and IC Bus ("IC")
branded school and commercial buses. The company also provides
service parts for trucks and diesel engines. Navistar is one of the
largest truck producers after Daimler and PACCAR Inc.
Navistar operates through four industry segments, North America
Truck Segment (65.5% of total revenue in fiscal 2014), North
America Parts Segment (23.3%), Global Operations Segment (14.4%)
and Financial Services Segment (2.1%). Segment revenues do not add
up to 100% due to Corporate and Eliminations.
The North America Truck segment manufactures and distributes
medium and heavy-duty trucks (Class 4-8), military vehicles and
buses in the North American markets including the U.S., Canada and
Mexico. The products are distributed under the International and IC
brands. The segment also designs engines under the MaxxForce brand
The Global Operations Segment consists chiefly of the operations
of the company's wholly owned subsidiary, International Ind stria
de Motores da Am rica do Sul Ltda. (IIAA) in Brazil and truck and
parts export businesses under the International and IC brands.
The North America Parts Segment supports the brands of
International commercial and military trucks, IC buses, MaxxForce
engines, as well as the other product lines. The segment provides
proprietary products as well as standard truck, trailer and engine
The Financial Services Segment provides retail, wholesale, and
lease financing of products sold by the North America Truck and
North America Parts segments, as well as their dealers in the U.S.
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